Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Follow-up, News


The lesson… always check right BEFORE encoding and posting the latest Maccast. Thanks Apple.

Looks like ifoApplestore and the other rumor sites were right when they claimed to have confirmed October 26th as the launch date for Leopard. See you at the Apple store in about 10 days, 10 hours, 41 minutes, and 10 seconds.

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  1. Geoffrey Maynard | Oct 16 2007 - 08:49

    Hey Adam,

    I just got back from the Apple store, and asked if I would be getting a free upgrade to leopard because I purchased a new Mac only 5 days ago. They said that I can get a free upgrade to 10.5 but neither of the “geniuses” could tell me the URL. I’d appriciate any help that you or anyone else out there can offer.


  2. Roberto Farias | Oct 16 2007 - 10:00


    I just purchased my mac last Saturday. Went to the site this afternoon and a guy named richard in the online chat function of the site gave me the url so I could sign up for the upgrade. It only cost me 10.00 I’m sorry forn not having the url @ this moment but but I do remember it was named “up to date promotion”.

    Good luck!!


  3. Catulo | Oct 17 2007 - 03:26

    Hello guys,
    I purchased a new iMac on OCT, 01, I did already placed an order for the new Leopard for US$/CAD$9.95, here the website: good luck!

  4. Catulo | Oct 17 2007 - 03:15

    Just wants to know:: When I did upgraded to TIGER, …also before, I NEVER had to BACKUP anything, nothing was “changed” after my upgrade, can anyone tell me why people are saying that I must backup during my upgrade for LEOPARD, why the difference? Why do I have chances of losing some or all my data?

  5. Bruce | Oct 17 2007 - 12:18

    Catulo, you should backup before doing ANY update, not just for Leopard. If you updated in the past with no problem, well then count yourself lucky, I’ve never had problems either. But there is always a chance of corrupting or losing files when upgrading your OS. You need to be aware of that so you can make an informed decision.

    Are the files on your Mac easily replaceable if lost or corrupted? How angry or upset will you be if you loose something? If your files are important to you and difficult (or impossible) to replace backing up makes a LOT of sense and you will be forever grateful for doing it if you need to use the backup.

    Remember, backing up is a precautionay measure not a mandatory one.

  6. Kyle | Oct 17 2007 - 02:14

    Hey Adam I found this on the Apple web site

    Third Party Applications on the iPhone

    Let me just say it: We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February. We are excited about creating a vibrant third party developer community around the iPhone and enabling hundreds of new applications for our users. With our revolutionary multi-touch interface, powerful hardware and advanced software architecture, we believe we have created the best mobile platform ever for developers.

    It will take until February to release an SDK because we’re trying to do two diametrically opposed things at once—provide an advanced and open platform to developers while at the same time protect iPhone users from viruses, malware, privacy attacks, etc. This is no easy task. Some claim that viruses and malware are not a problem on mobile phones—this is simply not true. There have been serious viruses on other mobile phones already, including some that silently spread from phone to phone over the cell network. As our phones become more powerful, these malicious programs will become more dangerous. And since the iPhone is the most advanced phone ever, it will be a highly visible target.

    Some companies are already taking action. Nokia, for example, is not allowing any applications to be loaded onto some of their newest phones unless they have a digital signature that can be traced back to a known developer. While this makes such a phone less than “totally open,” we believe it is a step in the right direction. We are working on an advanced system which will offer developers broad access to natively program the iPhone’s amazing software platform while at the same time protecting users from malicious programs.

    We think a few months of patience now will be rewarded by many years of great third party applications running on safe and reliable iPhones.


    P.S.: The SDK will also allow developers to create applications for iPod touch. [Oct 17, 2007]